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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-19-2009, 4:40 PM Reply   
So I had a plan to make a new board for every contest this year and make the podium at each :-) So far I'm on track with the TWC and Nationals, I'm hoping I can finish one for the NWWSA event at the end f the month and then I have to ride it well enough! :-)

So here is my idea. I'm just really liking custom car paint schemes where it wraps the rails and cntinues top to bottom, the bottom only graphics or discontinuance seems pedestrian to me :-)

This is what I'm copying:

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-19-2009, 4:46 PM Reply   
I couldn't quite match the colors, but at least I found red, green and black! :-) I'm going to have the green at the nose, hoping for just under 1/2 the length with the red at the tail. The transition between the green and red will be gloss black.

I think that the process will be:

1) Prime
2) Lay down the green
3) Mask the green I want to keep
4) Lay down the red
5) Using the matching off cut from the green masking, mask off the red, leaving 1/4" for the black
6) Lay down the black on the transitions
7) Peel all the tape off and clear coat it.
8) Make the podium at the end of the month :-)
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-19-2009, 7:32 PM Reply   
Bagging the bottom layer a few days ago.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-19-2009, 7:38 PM Reply   
Every shaper needs a true and faithful shop dog. Nothing says shop dog like an EPS butt. :-)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-19-2009, 7:43 PM Reply   
I've already installed the fin boxes and done the bottom hot coat, this is the deck hoat coat curing and hopefully, I'll be ready to lay down the primer tomorrow.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-19-2009, 7:44 PM Reply   
Getting my paint booth ready! :-)

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Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-19-2009, 10:27 PM Reply   
I used to do paint jobs like that but from the inside out for RC cars a long time ago. It was fun. But if you screwed up, you just bought another 10$ transparent body. That looks like a lot of fun, but a lot more difficult. I guess thats why I stick to the computer now, you have the added benefit of gettin high of the fumes. ;-)
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-20-2009, 11:14 AM Reply   
will you be riding this at the NWWSA Open? or will it be for sale?
Old    Petr (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-20-2009, 4:24 PM Reply   
he he EPS butt
Old    Brock Landers (formfunction)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-20-2009, 6:28 PM Reply   
Jeff,I do paint work if you want to do a little trading on some board work.Let me see if I can drag up some pics.
Old    Brock Landers (formfunction)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-20-2009, 6:39 PM Reply   
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Old    wake_addict (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-20-2009, 7:43 PM Reply   
that cadillac in your profile is really nice, if its yours, really nice car man ....

(Message edited by radikal on August 20, 2009)
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-20-2009, 8:00 PM Reply   
@ tonyv420 - not for sale, I was hoping to ride it at the NWWSA event, but I'm having traction issues, not sure that this board will be ready in time.

@formandfunction - those are so sweet! I love the wood grain you painted on the roadmaster. Let's work something out! I love your work!
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-20-2009, 8:51 PM Reply   
Woodydid I just say that.

Love the chevron and ghost logo - Nice.
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-20-2009, 11:26 PM Reply   
Wow, that is really cool. I would love to get my bike custom painted, but you are in OKLAHOMA!
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-21-2009, 4:52 AM Reply   
I got the primer on yesterday before hitting the lake. I didn't get any pictures, but I laid down the green on the nose last night after returning from the lake. Hopefully, I'll get the green masked tonight, ready for the Red on Saturday morning.

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Old    Brock Landers (formfunction)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-21-2009, 6:12 AM Reply   
Jeff,just give me a call when you get a minute.
Thanks,
Ryan
580-471-1587

Wake addict,that Cadillac is not mine I just like the photography.

Ragboy,I am suprised you have time to ride a bike with all the surfing you guys do Mine just sits so I don't have much room to talk.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-21-2009, 7:36 AM Reply   
Brock - nice stuff!
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-21-2009, 10:25 AM Reply   
@brock, NK! But I ride in the fall and spring. Also, I ride on the weekend some, because I am on the lake on the week, stay away from weekend crowds.
Old    Smed (smedman)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-21-2009, 11:10 AM Reply   
Hey Jeff,

Haven't been on the board much this summer, but everytime I check in - you are up to another cool project! Good stuff
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-21-2009, 7:00 PM Reply   
Hey Matt, good to see you again. I hope all is well with you and yours, and thanks for the compliment.

Ryan thanks for the contact info.

The board with the green laid down.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-21-2009, 7:02 PM Reply   
I use a scrap of skatelite for laying the masking tape down on, nothing sticks to that stuff.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-21-2009, 7:03 PM Reply   
The bottom and deck masked

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-21-2009, 7:07 PM Reply   
The offcuts that I'll use to match the masking above so that I can put a black "pinline" around the transition.

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-21-2009, 7:08 PM Reply   
A coat of red laid down.

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Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-21-2009, 10:14 PM Reply   
That is looking pretty cool.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-22-2009, 7:45 PM Reply   
Thanks Robert, we'll see when I unwrap it! :-)

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Old    Brian (TXSurf) (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-22-2009, 8:30 PM Reply   
Can't wait to see it!
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-22-2009, 8:58 PM Reply   
Here it is! Not as good as the professional car paint, but not bad for my side pasture :-)

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Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-22-2009, 9:06 PM Reply   
Looks like a chili pepper! I ate at Chilis with family tonight, maybe it's just on my mind.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-22-2009, 9:12 PM Reply   
It sort of does. :-)

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Old    Petr (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-23-2009, 9:42 AM Reply   
I guess that original design simulate teared paper effect. Its hard to cut it by hand. Wonder how pros do it? Scan teared paper and cut it on a plotter?
Any ideas Brock?
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-23-2009, 8:02 PM Reply   
There is a good video, I think on YouTube, the artist drew the tears by hand on the masking tape and then cut it out using a single edged razor...the big difference between him and me is that he has TALENT and I'm a hack. :-)
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-23-2009, 8:11 PM Reply   
We got a chance to take it out for a quick test. It rode well, solid build and shape

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-05-2009, 7:48 PM Reply   
I did it! I podiumed in WA, so I met my goal. Dennis got a chance to ride it now that the ontest is over.

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